|By Christine on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 11:48 am: Edit Post|
While a lot of politicians, and especially our president, believe that Peace Corps is an organization whose volunteers actively teach American ideals and values to those abroad, those of us who have served know that this isn't the case and the integration of PC into the Freedom Corps will only compromise the true meaning of the Peace Corps and how we served: to help communities improve their standard of living by way of friendship and mutual understanding.
|By rherg on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 6:16 pm: Edit Post|
In my opinion, and long held belief, the PEACE CORPS is a national policy of the United States of
America, in and of itself, based on the stated
objectives of the Peace Corps, and should remain
independent of any and all other governmental and
non-governmental agencies. The Peace Corps is an
overt manisfestation, not perfect by any means, of
the basic values of the people of the United States. The Corps was never intended to effect US
foreign relations with any country that asked for,
and used, Peace Corps assistance.